Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) became the first Dem Rep to express concern over the trial dates for former President Donald Trump telling Hugh Hewitt that the trials shouldn’t “compromise” Trump’s ability to run a campaign in 2024.
He said: “Well, I’m not sure that that’s going to be the actual date at the end of the day. There’s appeals, there’s an ability to move it. I mean, let’s see what happens. So, but I’m not, I’m a member of Congress.
“It’s not for me to make the decisions on where the trial dates are going to happen. My instinct on all of this is they’re not going to have trials in the middle of something that’s going to compromise a candidate’s ability who has real traction to have a fair fight.
“I just don’t see that happening in our country.”
“I am just amazed that we have four prosecutors who are Democrats running four cases in four different jurisdictions,” said Hewitt.
“I guess Jack Smith is one prosecutor doing two cases, and that blue America doesn’t seem to understand that red America thinks this is a complete setup job.
“Do you understand my concerns about this and how it looks?”
“Well, look, I talk to, obviously, Republican colleagues, and they feel that the timing of it is one which, where Trump, where the charges are too far.
“I believe that you have to follow the law, and some of the conduct alleged is very, very, very serious.
“And you can’t just say okay, because someone was president or someone is a candidate, that you’re above the law.
“Everyone is under the law, and that these allegations, the evidence needs to be pursued. But what we’re discussing is the timing.
“And I do think we need to make sure that in the timing, if Trump does emerge as the Republican nominee, that it does not compromise the ability to have a robust campaign schedule.
“And I imagine that the courts will take that into consideration if he is the nominee.
“You know, he may not be the nominee.
“I mean, that’s still, that has to be determined,” he said.